AIDS/Lifecycle | Bike Ride Packing List

Preparing for the AIDS/Lifecycle Bike Event can be a difficult task to master. Yet with a proper packing list, as you bike 545 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles, things can run much smoother ….

Clothing:

  • (7) Pairs of Bike Socks
  • (3 – 7) Bike Jerseys
  • (2) Polypropylene/Wool/Silk Base layers
  • (1) Gortex  / Waterproof Cycling Jacket

  • (1) Wool Beanie

  • (3 – 7) Cycling Bibs / Bike shorts

  • (1) Pair Loose Fitting Casual Shorts

  • (1) Pair of Loose Fitting Sweat Pants

  • (3) Tank Tops / T-shirts

  • (1) Pair of comfortable shoes/flip flops (for in camp)
  • (1) Swimsuit / Speedo

  • (3) Bike Caps
  • (1) Sweat Shirt / Wool Bike Jersey
  • (2) Pairs of Sunglasses

  • (2) Pairs of Cycling Gloves

  • (2) Pairs Arm Warmers 
  • (1) Pair of Leg Warmers

  • (1) Set of Pajamas
  • (1) *Civilian Outfit

*[ The Civilian Outfit is for the day after your bike tour (if possible - send with whomever is meeting you at closing ceremonies / finish line.]

 

Bike Seat Bag /or/ on your person.

Packing List Toiletries:

  • 7 razors
  • 2 Lip balm
  • 1 Zinc Oxide
  • 1 Bottle Ibuprofen
  • 3 Pairs of Ear Plugs
  • 7 Hotel Sized (small) Shampoo Bottles
  • 7 Small Tubes of Tooth Paste
  • 14 Individually Packaged Electrolyte Supplements
  • 7 Individually Packaged Recovery Drink Supplements
  • Hand  towels
  • 14 Individually Packaged Daily Vitamin Supplements
  • 14 Carbohydrate Gels
  • 2 Tooth Brushes
  • 1 bottle of 40+ Sunscreen
  • Antihistamine (if you have allergies)
  • Condoms & Lube
  • 1 Small Bottle of Bug Repellent
  • 1 Small First Aid Kit
  • 1 Small tube Anti Burn Cream
  • 1 Small Bottle of Skin Oil (Aloe Vera, lavender, etc).
  • 1 Small Toiletrie Bag (to carry items to the shower)

 

Bike Tour Accessories:

  • 1 Set of Playing Cards – Small Chess Game, etc.
  • Swiss Army Knife
  • 1 Note Pad/Address Book & Three Pens
  • 8 Large Glad Ziploc Bags
  • Flash Light (with extra Batteries)
  • 1 Cell Phone (and charger)
  • 1 Digital Camera (post your rider number on the camera)
  • 1 30 Degree Sleeping Bag
  • Small Pillow
  • 2 Large Plastic  Heavy Duty Trash Bags
  • 5 Strong Plastic Tent Stakes
  • 7 Clothes Pins
  • 10 feet of thin rope
  • 1 Meditation Device (book, music, prayer beads)
  • Decoration for your tent (so you can find it)
  • 1 Battery Operated Alarm Clock (extra set of batteries).
  • 4 Sets of Wooden Chopsticks
  • 1 Cow Bell (or noise making device for cheering on other cyclist at the finish line)

 

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